"For months now, SOFREP has been writing a series of articles about how badly things are going for the Special Forces soldiers assigned to covert and clandestine programs in Syria, Turkey, and Jordan." "However, the Green Berets assigned to this mission are outraged for another reason: many of the “moderate” rebels they are charged with training are actually ISIS and al-Nusra collaborators." "However, the article also glosses over the complaints that Green Berets have made about the Timber Sycamore program in which “moderate” rebels actually turn out to be Jihadists." When confronted with this story, Liz Sly of the Washington Post commented: but those are liberal and secular Jihadis, no?Liz Sly doesn't realize that "liberal and secular Jihadis" is an oxymoron. She and the Washington Post show the depths of ignorance in which the US mainstream is mired. It would be laughable if it were not so serious.
At the beginning of the Iraq War, the Bushies didn't understand the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam. Same with the canard that Iran is the major exporter of terrorism when the jihadis of all stripes are funded and supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which are Wahhabi and Salafi states. These are Sunni factions rather than Shia. They are enemies of Iran, as is Saudi Arabia, and Qatar and Israel, who are allied against Iran and using jihadis as proxies in conjunction with the US, UK and EU.
Angry Arab News Service
Moderate rebels trained by U.S. Green Berets turn out to be Jihadists
Assad Abu Khalil | Professor of Political Science, California State University, Stanislaus